Not that I don’t think it is happening or that human beings are primarily responsible, but that nothing serious will be done about it. I go by the coal ships waiting off the headland at Newcastle. Up to 50 are there at any one time, each one waiting to fill up with high quality coal, which is then hauled off around the world. And to get to the ships, coal is transported by endless trains on some of the best tracks in Australia, truck and a 100 km conveyor belt. In short, Newcastle is one of the busiest coal ports in the world. Only when I see no coal ships off the headland will I know that someone is serious about global warming. But that would mean we’d have to dump capitalism first, which is unimaginable for the small mind of someone like Tony Abbott, or even Kevin Rudd, or any other dumb-arse world leader.

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